27 Jan Winterproof Your Lips with an All Natural Balm!
With winter in full swing, our lips are stripped from moisture, becoming more dry and chapped as a natural and common consequence. However, such chaps can also turn into real wounds if not taken care of and commercial lip balms, filled with chemicals and mineral oils derived from petroleum are not of much help either. So here is an all-natural, restorative balm that can save your lips from losing moisture, and keep them soft and silky during the cold winter season!
Ingredients for a 15ml balm:
- 1 teaspoon of either cocoa or Shea butter
- 1 teaspoon of either argan, sweet almond, hazelnut, jojoba or castor oil
- 1/2 teaspoon beeswax
- 1 drop of liquid honey
Using a saucepan, heat all the ingredients over a low heat. Once the mixture has melted, remove it from the heat and mix with a spatula. To flavour the balm, you can add 1 drop of essential oil of orange blossom, rockrose or spearmint. Pour the mixture into a 15ml container and let it cool in the refrigerator. Once solidified, you can begin to use the balm, keeping it stored in room temperature for no more than 3 months.